Edition #1277
Week of January 7, 2024


Station: WMGM New York

Dates: January 1, 1960
Time: 40:04 (unscoped)
       18:03 (scoped)

Peter Tripp ushers in a new decade with a countdown of the top hits of 1959.

Tripp - who gained fame a year earlier by staying on the air for a world record 201 hours and 10 minutes - plays songs 18 to 11 from the previous year in New Year's Day show.

John Connally is heard with the news in this rare full-length aircheck of this short-lived Top 40 station, which became WHN with an easy-listening format in 1962.

Enjoy Peter Tripp on WMGM from New Year's Day 1960 (Pt. 1, UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Peter Tripp on WMGM from New Year's Day 1960 (Pt. 1, SCOPED) here.

(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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